The kids and I have been loving our garden and all the little creatures that we are meeting while we are out gardening. It has resulted in a number of interesting conversations about animals and we have started playing a game where I describe what the creature is doing and they look for the little creature. This has proven to be such a big hit that I thought I would take it one step further and make some cards focusing on animals that you could find in a British garden ( I am sure my list of animals is no where near complete but it is a start).
The cards have 3 parts for each animal. A picture, their name and a description of the animal.
We lay the cards out (the pictures and the words) and I read the description and the kids look for the matching picture and then Pink looks for the correct word.
Both kids have really enjoyed this. And I have noticed that the cards where used earlier today when the spotted a bird in the garden and they where not sure what the bird was. It was a blackbird.
I made these cards using photos which I was able to download for free so not all the photos are the exact same size but my kids do not notice that ( I also tried to choose a picture of a snake that was not scarey). I am attaching the cards below for anyone who would like to use them.